Are you ministering to people who are not part of your local church? Are you a business or professional leader who has the opportunity to minister to people in more circles of connection? Maybe you are retired and have time to serve in ministry in your retirement community. Perhaps you are called to begin a kingdom minister professional practice such as a life coach or matchmaking practice. Maybe you are a young person who wants to serve people in your circles of influence.
The facts are that the majority of people in western nations do not have a local church minister. Church attendance trends show the need for kingdom ministers. According to Pew Research, here are some sample nations:
United States: Sixty percent (60%) do not attend church.
Canada: Eighty-five percent (85%) do not attend church.
United Kingdom: Eighty-nine percent (89%) do not attend church.
Most people believe there is a God, but they have no one to help them find the God of the Bible. One result of the Covid pandemic is people are asking questions. More church ministers and more kingdom ministers are needed.
What is the difference between church ministers and kingdom ministers? Church ministers are usually called to minister in the local church they belong to and usually minister in that circle of influence. Kingdom ministers attend local churches and support their church minister. However, their minister role serves circles of relationship outside their local churches. Be aware that for some ministers, church minister and kingdom minister roles overlap.
Christian Leaders Alliance gives you access to a ministry training program that includes many kingdom minister roles.
Open Doors Exist for Ministers
A large percentage of people have a memory of Christianity in western nations. Their father or mother or grandparents were Christians. In your circle of relationships, there are people, for instance, who believe in the God of the Bible and want His blessing on their marriage. Or there are people who are going through a trial, and they want to meet the God their parents or grandparent knew.
Christian Wedding Officiant – The Christian Wedding Officiant is for Christians who are asked to perform a legal wedding ceremony with a Christian theme.
Kingdom Minister – The Kingdom Minister is for someone called to minister in their various circles of relationship. This program includes mini-courses and some regular courses. This minister’s role includes commended (lay), licensed, and ordained recognitions. A kingdom minister often is in the position of recruiting others into ministry involvement. The Christian Wedding Officiant is included in this role.
Chaplains – The Chaplain minister is a kingdom role where the minister brings the presence of Christ to many people in need. Programs are offered at the commended, licensed, or lay recognition level.
Life Coach Minister – The Life Coach Minister program includes Biblical, Theological, Ministry Skills, and Life Coaching Skills courses. This dynamic program is already highly sought by many kingdom-minded Christian leaders. Life Coach Minister programs include certifications and minister credentials.
Matchmaker Minister – Matchmaker Minister is a newer role within global Christianity as Christians are looking for Kingdom Partners not easily identified on dating websites or through local traditional means. The Matchmaker Minister program includes training in making matches and gives many ideas on how to start a matchmaking minister practice.
Kingdom Ministers from the New Testament
There are many leaders of early Christianity who were kingdom ministers. These ministers communicated the gospel in many circles of relationship. They supported themselves with their own incomes. These remarkable Christian leaders like Paul, Philemon and Aphia, Barnabas, Phoebe, Priscilla, and Aquila, Andronicus, and Junia, and more are prime examples of kingdom ministers.
Very few in the Roman Empire attended church or even heard of Jesus. Kingdom ministers were sent out. These ministers were discipled and trained. Many were also recognized as ministers (deacons) or bishops (elders), all of them ministered in many circles of relationship.
Kingdom Minister – Commended Level
The commended level is designed as the foundational study for a kingdom minister. The commended level has a student program that can be completed in less than 40 hours of study. This program has a variety of courses that will give you the essential knowledge and skill to be qualified as a kingdom minister. See article from Christian Leaders Institute
The commended level of minister will be considered as a lay minister credential, similar to the ordination of a local elder or deacon. However, one of the features of this program is the Licensed Christian Wedding Officiant recognition. This commended minister program helps you minister to many circles effectively and confidently.
The Kingdom Minister study program includes topics that will help you become a well-rounded Christian leader. You will be recognized with minister credentials after you complete programs. This program also includes an endorsement feature. This program will launch you as a confident, competent, and credible minister in your circles of relationship.
Required Courses (these are mainly mini-courses that only require watching short videos and posting in a forum):
- Christian Leaders Getting Started Part One and Two (3 hours)
- Wedding Officiant Skills (7 hours)
- Essential Christian Theology (2 hours)
- Commended Minister Program Course (2 hours)
- Kingdom Ministers Program Course (2 hours)
- Faith Motivated Enterprise (2-3 hours)
- How to Be An Ambassador of Jesus Christ (2 hours)
- How to Be a Productive Board Member (2 hours)
- Leading Bible Studies (2 hours)
- The Storyline of the Bible (2 hours)
- Essential Ministry Speaking (2 hours)
- Fellowship and Hospitality Ministry (2 hours)
- How to Be Interesting (2 hours)
- Critical Grace Theory (2 hours)
- Licensed Officiant Recognition Class (0 Credits) (1 hour)
- Level One Endorsement Level – You need one endorsement.
Kingdom Minister – Licensed Clergy Level
The licensed clergy level is a kingdom minister recognition that requires all the courses of the commended level and additional training. Three credits of electives are required for this recognition. You will need two endorsements.
Additional Required Courses
- Christian Leaders Connection – Ministry Basics (3 CLC Credits)
- Christian Basics (3 CLC Credits)
- Ministry/Biz Skills (1 Credit)
- Influence Smart (1 Credit)
- Officiant Ministry Skills (2 Credits)
- Licensed Minister Recognition Class (0 Credits)
- Level Two Endorsement Level
- Three Credits of Electives
Kingdom Minister – Ordained Clergy Level
The Ordained level is a kingdom minister clergy recognition that requires all the courses of the Commended level, the Licensed level, and some additional training. Six credits of electives are also required for this recognition. You will need three endorsements.
Additional Required Courses
- Management by the Book (3 Credits)
- Deacon Minister Ordination Class (1 Credit)
- Level Three Endorsement Level
- Six Additional Credits of Electives
STEPS TO SIGN UP AT CHRISTIAN LEADERS INSTITUTE THE GATEWAY FOR PROGRAMS WITH CHRISTIAN LEADERS ALLIANCE
Step 1 – Register for a free study account that automatically enrolls you in the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2.
After you register, you will automatically be enrolled in the “getting started” course. You will locate the course at your “home” button when you are logged in. Scroll down to find the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2 Link. Click the link and open the course.
Step 2 – Complete Part 1 of this course, and then you are allowed to enroll in mini-courses or regular courses.
The Christian Leaders Getting Started Class Part 1 shows you how to enroll in courses and mini-courses. Part 2 of the course connects your calling into ministry with programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute. Part 2 will offer some ministry training and introduce you to the other programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute.